Round the bend........ the end of the country on the South West Coastal Path.

Continuing our programme of Zoom talks as a substitute for the cancelled (at the moment) Summer Outdoor Programme, member Martin Corfe took us on a journey round the Devon, Cornwall and Dorset Coasts.

He and his wife and dog have walked the path in stages between 2009 and 2015, using caravans as a base.

Practical difficulties were that public transport was often sketchy, and the official guide covers up to 15 miles a day, which can be tough, It's fair to say that it was written for walkers doing the whole path, who have become hardened after the first gruelling week !

As well as being a wildlfe enthusiast, Martin is a 'people person', and observed those he met on the way, and the visitors to events and sights.

Pictures are courtesy of Martin Corfe:-

The view towards Ilfracombe from Valley of Rocks at Lynton

Helping HM Coastguard and the RNLI at a cliff rescue that he initiated near Trevose Head (the orange is a flare to guide the Coastguard helicopter to lift out an injured child)

A contemplative moment at Instow beach

Historic mine buildings near Zennor

The 'Obby 'Oss Festival at Padstow

Tall ships at Falmouth

A beach scene near PLymouth

The firing ranges on the Lulworth to Kimmeridge stretch of Jurassic Coast


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